- Tyne Tees
Sunderland’s Stadium of Light is getting ready to host One Direction.
The boy band will be kicking-off their ‘Where We Are’ world tour on Wearside.
The five band members, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, will take to the stage at the home of Sunderland AFC on Wednesday 28 May.
The Stadium of Light is one of only four UK venues to host the tour.
Bosses at the Stadium of Light say last night's One Direction concert generated around three million pounds for the local economy.
Sunderland’s Stadium of Light welcomed 52,000 spectators last night as One Direction began their UK tour on Wearside.
Fans of the X Factor band began queuing outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light before dawn for the first leg of their UK tour.